Walnut pastry twists

A tasty treat that kids will love and is one way to include walnuts into their diet.


  • 100g walnuts
  • 100g good-quality plain dark chocolate (or high-cocoa milk chocolate), broken into chunks
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • 500g all butter puff pastry
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Icing sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 200c. Lightly grease a couple of baking sheets. Put the walnuts, chocolate and orange zest in a food processor and blitz until fairly fine.
  2. Roll out the pastry to about 3mm thickness, then cut into strips roughly 4cm by 12cm. Brush each strip with the beaten egg, then sprinkle with a layer of the chopped walnut mixture. Press it lightly into the pastry. Form each strip into a twist. Transfer to the baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden and puffed up, then remove from the oven and, while still hot, dust generously with sifted icing sugar. Leave to cool before serving.

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